- Suggested retail price: $249
- Thursday, May 19 (for as long as it lasts), we're pouring one ounce for $7.50
Since 1872, five generations have contributed to the development of the prestigious Normandin-Mercier Cognacs. The family has build its fame by perfecting the art of blending and ageing cognacs in an exceptional geographical site. For decades, the family Normandin Mercier has been buying young cognacs from the same handful of producers in the crus of Petite Champagne and Grande Champagne only. They are silky and rich and sensual and decadent. It is important to note that this is done with no artificial coloring (more common than you might imagine) and these brandies are not subject to a cold filtration. This preserves a total purity of the aromas and flavors.
Normandin Mercier cognacs are made with about 90% Ugni Blanc, and 10% of Colombard and Folle Blanche, which is very rare and unique blend compared to other cognacs. Each of their cognacs are matured in the family chateau’s traditional cellars near the town of La Rochelle, the historic medieval port that made Cognac famous many centuries ago. The proximity of the ocean and the iodine air, the natural regulation of hygrometry and oceanic temperature all favor the aging of the cognacs, giving them fullness, elegance and a unique character unlike any other Cognac. This is a positively sensual Cognac.
A note from Edouard Normandin about the Château de la Péraudière:
"From our cellars, we have selected this 'Grande Champagne 1992' Premier Cru to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the estate, founded in 1872. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it has been aged in authentic casks, made by the best Cognac coopers; using hundred-year-old oak trees from our estate ‘La Péraudière’ which were chosen for the exceptional subtlety of their grain in 1988. The staves were left to dry in the open-air for three whole years, and from these wonderful casks ‘La Péraudière’ cognac was born."
Limited series of 1000 hand signed bottles.
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